Stacey, Kaye, Chick, Helen, Kendal, Margaret (Eds.)
2004, XIV, 373 p.
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This book presents a wide-ranging, international perspective on the state of the field of algebra from invited participants to the 12th ICMI Study Conference held in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. The authors are renowned academics from all around the world who have written individual chapters associated with the teaching and learning of algebra that relate to their particular areas of research and teaching expertise. The book includes information about different approaches to the teaching and learning of algebra - from early algebra to tertiary algebra, the impact of tools and technology (including Computer Algebra Systems), the role of symbols and language, teachers of algebra, and the history of algebra.
The Future of the Teaching and Learning of Algebra: the 12th ICMI Study is of interest to researchers, curriculum developers, educational policy makers, teachers of mathematics, and trainee mathematics teachers.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »algebra - education - field - mathematics
Solving the Problem with Algebra.- The Core of Algebra: Reflections on its Main Activities.- Responses to ‘The Core of Algebra’.- The Early Development of Algebraic Reasoning: The Current State of the Field.- A Toolkit for Analysing Approaches to Algebra.- Research on the Role of Technological Environments in Algebra Learning and Teaching.- Computer Algebra Systems and Algebra: Curriculum, Assessment, Teaching, and Learning.- The History of Algebra in Mathematics Education.- Symbols and Language.- Teachers’ Knowledge and the Teaching of Algebra.- The Teaching and Learning of Tertiary Algebra.- Goals and Content of an Algebra Curriculum for the Compulsory Years of Schooling.- Algebra: A World of Difference.